Good Morning Everybody! I'm going to make Veal Scallopini with Noodles and Pesto for dinner for Jim and I and then a Baked Potato filled with Vegetarian Chili and topped with grated cheddar for Benjamin. Am thinking I might make a batch of Peanut Butter Bon-bons at some point today as well. :) On the 'housework' front I'd like to take off some of our screens and replace the glass for winter in the storm doors and just take off the screens in some of the windows so we get a better view over the winter. It snowed last night which delights me to no end. Doesn't sound like a fun drive home last night at all Tina. Thanks for all the links for the carrot recipes. :) Hope you got a good sleep. Benjamin got his first job offer from a school in Taiwan. The pictures of the town look so foreign because of course it is. I'm going to need nerves of steel the next while I'm sure. Benj has links to ask other ESL (English as a second language) teachers their experiences at different schools there so that gives him a better perspective of the offers. It's quite a different thing than being a teacher here in Canada or the States. Hopefully more offers pour in in the next while so he can have an array of choices. Scary,scary I'll tell you. :) Have a great day everybody!
Good morning Janet, LOL Your marinating pic is hilarious! We received snow last night also and it is looking so pretty this morning. I don't envy you doing the storm doors and windows today. A job I thankfully haven't had to do in years! That is excellent Ben received his first job offer already and he is checking things out thoroughly on it too! Yum Veal Scallopini sounds just heavenly too! I hope you post those peanut butter bon bons LOL they wouldn't last here very long!
Lori, Sending good luck and vibes on your car today. I hope it is something simple to fix and all works out well in that area.
I don't have a clue what I am making for dinner this evening. LOL I scared Den this morning I was up before him! Which means I might need a nap possibly some time today? I will have to go out and get some milk and bread at some point today but not rushing into anything at the moment. Snow boots and winter jackets are all out and ready now but they are saying it is going to be nice and sunny fro the rest of the week.
Morning Joce! I've never done the screens and storm doors before but I don't think it looks too hard. :) I'll give it a whirl. Benjamin actually got two more offers this morning but things get 'lost in translation', for eg: the last two schools want him to come over for an interview this evening. They're not realizing he is a zillion miles away still. :) Jim brought our car back to our Mechanic this morning to check out that noise coming from the front wheel. Keep us tuned what you decide on for dinner. :)
If I continue to feel as ambitious this afternoon as I do this morning.......... :)......I may try to make this recipe up as well. Yeast Rolls I have leftover Beef Bourginon (sp?) from last night that would taste very good with a nice warm roll. What doesn't right? LOL.
I came across this recipe last week Brined Turkey Breast and being eager to try a new brining recipe I thought I'd mix it up today and have a turkey breast for dinner tomorrow. But when I went down to the freezer I realized that the turkey breast I bought is a) quite small and b) boneless and skinless and the recipe calls for a 7 lb. breast bone-in. Argh. Put the spice mixture away 'til I can make it to the store to buy the proper cut. Sigh. I was all pumped.
Hi! I'm here for two seconds. Have to get my shower and get ready. Each day gets better. It seems cool to have the next three days off, I'll be cooking up for next week starting tomorrow., Mike (fellow at work) wants me to fix up some of my Thai dishes and share at dinner, That would be nice instead of sandwiches. He lives on mac and cheese.
Janet, it is a good thing Benjamin is checking things out..hope he finds his perfect place to teach. Snow! We are having a big storm later this week, it's a warm one, rain & wind only, no snow:) Yeast rols sounds wonderful!
Hi Joce, lol on scaring Den! Naps are a good thing in my book..you have snow as well? Be careful on the milk & bread run...hopefully the snow isn't too deep..
Lori, hope all goes well with the car repairs..
Tina, yuk on the crazy traffic! Hope you are getting much deserved rest..
Dinner will be leftover Spaghetti Pie with garlic bread & salad..I did post the recipe this morning.
I found a job in the newspaper, just wondering if I have it in me to work full time at a funeral home..I have worked at one before (for a crazy family). This job's duties include meeting with families to arrange the services, direct funeral services, minimal prep of the deceased (WTH?) and transfer of the deceased...I think they might want a strong man but can't say that in the ad...I worked in the office of the other funeral home, not much contact with the deceased...pays well, 401K, benefits, travel, probably on call for transfer or pickup...I DON'T KNOW!!! I'm going to call the personnel agency and find out what they are actually looking for ..I think...
Morning Tina! Have a good shift today! Glad things are going smoother. Sharing dinner will be fun. A few of the guys who work in Jim's office get together at lunch and make up a creation in the lunch room that they share. :) Morning Marie! Cool on the job possibility. Won't hurt to call and get more details alright. I used to work for a man when I was in my teens who owned a Gift Store (which is where I worked) and who also ran a Funeral Home. He honestly, honestly looked like "The Count" from Sesame St. I kid you not. Nice man. A little odd. And then when I worked in the library in Kirkland Lake, one of our patrons was the Funeral Director for the town. He was a very handsome man who always rode a motor-cycle. Good luck. I think it would be kind of a neat job myself.
Tina, How nice of you to make something for Mike to share. I hope you have a good day at work and this should be a better rest for you this week on your days off without all the rush.
Janet, I would love some of those rolls and the beef bourguignon too! You are making me think about getting back into baking bread again soon. LOL now I am drooling and still not sure what I am going to do about dinner!
Marie, LOL You have me thinking about the HBO series “Six Feet Under” now.:-) I don't know if you have ever saw it but it was about a family run funeral home and it was a real hoot! I would certainly check out what that job is really all about. LOL you didn't depress me at all! Enjoy that spaghetti pie tonight it really looks delicious.
I have been checking out Furbys (which are all the rage again) for one if not both of my granddaughters for Christmas and they range from $70.00 to $150.00 depending on the site. I found some at TOYS R US and they will e-mail me when they come back in stock again. My son says my oldest granddaughter Brianna would probably like money b/c she is so picky on her clothes right now no one would dare buy her any clothes and she will only be turning 10 on January 1st! LOL Cailey will be turning 8 on December 21st and he says she will wear anything as long as it is coloured pink! Holy cow kids these days!!!
I called the man at the personnel agency and you do removals, on call 1 day a week and every 3rd weekend, he's checking to see if 1 or 2 people do the removals (of bodies) As I said, i've worked in a funeral home, meeting with families, writing obits, completing death certs, and we had men doing the removals, It could be anything from a bad auto accident to whatever, rain, snow etc..I'm not cut out for that..too old and not as strong as I once was..when he calls back I'll see if there is anything available more fitting, an office position closer to home..
Joce, I have seen 6 Feet Under..it was pretty right on as far as funeral homes go!
Janet, between you & me, you would have to be a tad bit odd to be a funeral director..lol
Funeral directors apparently highly approved of "Six Feet Under". LOL a tad odd is right! We didn't get very much snow at all here Marie, in fact most of it has been melted by the sun so the roads etc. are pretty bare now.
Well, I took off the screens on the two screen doors and changed them over to windows for the winter. Took the screens off my kitchen window as well and washed that window inside and out. How do they get so dirty? :) Shovelled the front walk, although as Joce said, most of the snow is melting all on its own now. Made up part of the Peanut Butter Bon Bons and have it chilling. Will start the rolls soon. I didn't see much of that show "Six feet under" but I do remember it. Funny that Furby's are back again hey. They're pretty pricey! I need to think of a present for our 10 yr. old niece. Not sure what 10 yr. old girls are into these days. Don't know if she cares about clothes yet or not. Ya, removals isn't the job for you Marie. That'd be a lot of heavy lifting and such. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you they have an opening in the office part. :)
I have decided we are having boneless chicken breasts stuffed and rolled with ham, cheese and Dijon mustard and maybe do it with panko crumbs on the outside and bake it. I was out for a bit and it is actually a bit nippy when you are out of the sun. Gee Janet, a 10 yr. girl is a bit hard to buy for but most of the time they like crafty stuff like beads, art things and possibly a bit of easy sewing. There is so much out there for them now. I love to go to "Mrs. Tiggy Winkles" for cool stuff for the girls. http://mrstiggywinkles.ca/
Hi everyone! Just have a moment to pop in with a quick hello for now. Hope to get in later to catch up more. Was planning on pork chops for dinner but they haven't fully defrosted so will leave those for tomorrow. Not sure what to make for tonight but I'll figure it out I'm sure. Perhaps something involving shrimp or fish as those are quick to thaw. Hope you're all having a good day. I'm going with Kris to his parents' to hang Christmas lights. It is cold out there!
Mmmmm....your chicken sounds yummy Joce! My niece does like crafts alright. I'll have to check out that link. Mrs. Tiggy Winkles rocks alright! :) Hi Dahlia! Nice of you and Kris to go hang lights for his parents. Sounds like you're getting our temperatures! The rolls are just cooling. Benjamin wants one as soon as he can. :) I also made up a recipe for crab cakes using imitation crab. It made a lot though so I'm hoping they freeze well.
Its already dark. Kris is out there hanging the lights. I'm inside.. The dogs were running around like crazy together so Kris put Tokyo in the room I'm in. Now they're standing on either side of the door whining every now & then in hopes of being reunited. Crazy dogs.
Congrats to Marie and Janet for your recipes featured on the home page!! :-)
Thanks Dahlia! It really does get dark early these days alright! Hope Kris makes out okay. Does he have a lot to put up? Indeed Marie, the house does smell nummy. The rolls turned out very very well. I'd make them again. I wrote them up in IMI. Lori....I'm almost afraid to ask but....how'd you make out with the car today? Wince.
Marie I think that the services for a family performed by personnel at a funeral home are very important and not at all depressing. Folks in this profession have a real opportunity to make a positive impact on people who are at a very vunerable moment in their lives. This is so whether they are pre-planning or dealing with the reality. It is very honorable work from the front desk to the fellows who drive the hearse.
On a slightly off-beat note regarding mortuary services I happened to watch "Bernie" this weekend. I enjoyed it alot. Jack Black and Shirley McClaine. The story is apparently somewhat based on actual events. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_(2011_film)
"Departures" is a Japanese film concerned with the mortuary industry which I also really enjoyed. It was interesting to understand the differences and similiarities between western and eastern cultures. A beautiful movie with humor and pathos. Highly recommend it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Departures_(film)
So anyway... tonights dinner was a perfect repurposing of the left-over Apple Cranberry Salad from Thanksgiving. It was the base for a quick apple stuffing where I got to use up the going-stale sour dough bread I had. This accompanied some chicken thighs that I had in a balsamic teryaki marinade all day then dusted off in the last of my Corn Meal Shake And Bake Mix, browned then set on top of the stuffing, sealed up and baked. The fellows enjoyed that. Dad and I had broccoli topped with the last of my Gouda Mustard Sauce. I now have a well cleaned out refridgerator.
Hit major sales at Winn-Dixie who apparently was getting rid of excess from Thanksgiving stock. Big package of Turkey wing sections for $5, Pork Butt Roast for $2.50/lb and Cure 51 Honey Baked Ham for $2.25/lb. Had to do it. I do love re-stocking on sale.
Marie I just love Spaghetti Pie. I haven't made that in way too long. I have some meat sauce in the freezer and your notice on the home page was a great reminder. Janet those peanut butter balls are evil.. you should be slapped --- so that I can snatch the container out of your hand and make a run for it -- giggle.
Well said Laura! Will have to check out the "Bernie" and the "Departures" links. Always on the lookout for a good movie to watch. Oh my goodness on your dinner. Sounds fantastic! Mr. Suchafuss didn't join in eating up the broccoli? LOL! The Peanut butter bonbons are evil. I agree. I've eaten four already today. Must stop!
So many yummy food descriptions!!! I'm starving. No traffic tonight thank goodness.
I'm shopping tomorrow and planning the week of menus ahead. You are killing me with the peanut butter balls. Fred would kill for those. Great deals Laura, and I love a good sale. I repurposed my kicking cranberry sauce with a punch of fresh pears and it made a great salad.
Mortuary work...hmm. I think in the office. I don't think I could do it....I'd be weeping all day long.
I'm so glad I don't have to prep a turkey for this week. I'm hoping to have things calm down a bit and have time to relax. I'm so close to running out of all my meds, I have to get a doctor appointment asap once we are "eligible".
Oh, Joce, I bought a furby for Olivia and Tyler the first time they were popular. Found out this year, the furby scared Olivia to pieces. She considered it "evil" and as bad as an demented clowns.,
We are getting Fred a set of mugs that look like the ones Clark Griswold had in Christmas Vacation, The Moose handle cups. He is going to be so happy.